If you have a passion to help and empower people in vulnerable situations, the Centre for Counselling & Community Safety has the programs to provide the skills and competencies to realize your mission.

Through JIBC's Centre for Counselling and Community Safety, practitioners gain the essential skills to protect, support and empower children, youth, adults, families and communities. The Centre's practical and relevant training is designed for working professionals, including directors, managers, front line staff and supervisors in counselling and community safety roles.

JIBC offers leading-edge programs for counsellors and therapists that assist individuals, employees and families coping with a wide range of challenges that include Aboriginal trauma, critical incident stress, complex trauma, substance use, and child sexual abuse.

Whether taking a single course or an entire program, you will learn proven techniques and strategies essential to healing people affected by traumatic life situations.

All courses and certificates are available for customized / contract training and development.

Special Event with Lisa Dion

Lisa Dion

SEVE-1071 Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach 
November 1-2, 2018      $299

“Aggression is a common part of our everyday experience in the playroom, and is the topic that seems to be the most avoided.”  

This energizing 2-day course, based on Lisa’s newly released book, Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity, is designed to help therapists understand aggressive play from a neuro-biological perspective. Lisa will explore techniques to work with aggressive play when you are observing it, and when asked to become a part of it.  Watch Lisa talk about working with aggression in the playroom.

AFOT 2015 winner of Program of Excellence Award


Aboriginal Focusing-Oriented Therapy is built on an immersive/competency-based spiral model. The program emphasizes both knowledge and application through classroom instruction, clinical practice and clinical supervision/observation. Learn more about AFOT.

Innovative Strategies for K-12 Teachers


Although the courses have been developed specifically for the Commissioner for Teacher Regulation and deal with topics of interest to most teachers, they are available as part of the general course offerings at JIBC and are open to the public. Learn more about Innovative Strategies for K-12 Teachers.



Balancing Conflicting Interests Now Available for Purchase!Now Available for Purchase!

Balancing Conflicting Interests: A Counsellor's Guide to the Legal Process,Third Edition
by Maureen McEvoy

This guide explores the clinical and ethical dilemmas counsellors face in their increasing involvement with the legal system, and suggests ideas for resolving them. This 3rd edition covers all the of the recent changes to BC's new Family Law Act, plus implications of social media for counsellors. In addition, topics covered in previous editions such as informed consent, confidentiality, questions of privilege, obligations to report, clinical assessments, guidelines for record-keeping, and concerns related to court appearance are updated.

Order your copy of Balancing Conflicting Interests: A Counsellor's Guide to the Legal Process, Third Edition ($85 plus GST)

To Order

Download an order form
Email:  cccs@jibc.ca
Call: 604.528.5608
Fax:  604.528.5640

Last updated October 19, 2018